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Bulletin for 12-12-2021 Third Sunday of Advent

"The extremely odd thing about advent, in spite of its reputation as a season of preparation for Christmas, is that its emphasis really does not fall on the coming of Jesus as a baby in Bethlehem, but rather on the coming of Jesus as the judge of all things at the end of all time." –

Fleming Rutledge


December 12, 2021

Third Sunday of Advent


Announcements


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Worship & Music Leader: Brent Metz


Invocation


Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20


14 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!

15 The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more.

16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak.

17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing

18 as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it.

19 I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.

20 At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the Lord.


“Joy to the World”

Hymn #173


Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.


No more let sin and sorrow grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground.

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found,

Far as the curse is found,

Far as, far as the curse is found He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.


“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee ”

Hymn #174


Joyful, joyful, we adore You,

God of glory, Lord of light;

Angels lifting praise before You

Sing thro’-out this holy night.

In a manger lies a Baby

Child of Mary, Son of God.

Voices joined in joyful chorus

Praise You for Your gift of love.


All Your works declare Your glory;

All creation joins to sing.

Praise resounds as earth rejoices

In the birth of Christ, the King.

Shepherds kneel before the Infant.

Trumpets sound and anthems raise.

As with joy our hearts are lifted,

Joined in wonder, love, and praise.


Scripture: Isaiah 12:2-6


2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.

3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

4 And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known his deeds among the nations; proclaim that his name is exalted.

5 Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth.

6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns

Prayer Requests


Fuzzy & Sharon Pratt, Tammy Hansen, Georgia Green, Connie Sheehy, Dorothy Reeder, Diane Byam, Bob Calhoun, Gloria Herman, Gary & Bonnie Becker, Alice Wheat, Kevin Reed & family, Tawana Chandler, the unemployed, and the needs of our family and community.


Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7


4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


“I’ve Got the Joy”


I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart to stay I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart to stay I've got the peace that passes understanding Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart I've got the peace that passes understanding Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart to stay I've got the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer Way down in the depths of my heart (where?) Down in the depths of my heart (where?) Down in the depths of my heart I've got the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer Way down in the depths of my heart (where?) Down in the depths of my heart to stay


“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Hymn #163


O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lowly exile here.

Util the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel!


O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine advent here.

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night

And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel!


O come Thou Wisdom from on high,

And order all things far and nigh

To us the path of knowledge show,

And cause us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel!


O come, Desire of nations;

bind All peoples in one heart and mind.

Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;

Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel!

“Prepare Us Lord”


Prepare our sight O Lord. Around us is the darkness

Come shine upon us that your truth we see

For this we wait: your presence here among us

To recognize Emmanuel prepare our sight


Prepare our hearts O Lord. Throw down our cherished idols

And teach us how to worship you alone

For this we wait and seek your holy presence

To let your Spirit fill our lives, prepare our hearts


Prepare the way of the Lord Straighten the curves in the road

Fill in valleys, level mountains That our Lord may come


Prepare our lives O Lord For you the Word Incarnate

The sacrifice to free us from all sin

For this we wait: redemption through our Savior

Relationship with you restored, prepare our lives


CHORUS

Prepare our future, Lord Your Kingdom’s consummation

Defeating every sorrow, pain and death

For this we wait: life spent with you forever

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us Lord

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us Lord


Scripture: Luke 3:7-18


7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

9 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."

10 And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?"

11 In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise."

12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?"

13 He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you."

14 Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages."

15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah,

16 John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."

18 So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.


Message: Pastor Ryan


Weekly budgeted need: $3,578.00

Monthly budgeted need: $14,312.00

December Giving Received: $1,174.00


Giving received December 5, 2021


Tithes and Offerings $1,034.00

Building Fund 80.00

Faith Promise/Missions 30.00

Sunday school 5.00

Teens 10.00

Food Pantry 15.00


Total $1,174.00


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